Dr. Zhenlong Li won the Breakthrough Star award

Geography assistant professor Dr. Zhenlong Li was recently named one of the university’s Breakthrough Star. This award, presented by USC’s Office of the Vice President for Research, honors the strong research achievements made by faculty members relatively early in their careers.

Dr. Zhenlong Li joined the Department of Geography as an Assistant Professor in 2015 after receiving his Ph.D. in Earth Systems and Geoinformation Sciences from the George Mason University (GMU). He holds a B.S. (2006) in GIS from Wuhan University and an M.S. (2010) in Earth System Science from GMU. Currently, he serves on the Editorial Boards of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information and PLOS ONE, as Chair of the Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group of Association of American Geographers (AAG), Co-Chair of the Cloud Computing Group of Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), and on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographic Information Sciences (CPGIS).